Tying Video – Carrie Stevens Supervisor

The Supervisor is an interesting pattern of Carrie Stevens as she did not create it.  The Supervisor was created by Joseph S. Stickney.  He was not a fly tier himself but very much liked the flies that Carrie Stevens tied and had her tie the Supervisor for him.  The original did not have the peacock or the jungle cock cheek, they were added later.  It is still a very popular today and considered by many in Maine as a staple in anyone’s fly wallet.

In researching the Supervisor I found a number of different ways the fly is tied, which are mentioned in the video.  The most interesting is that some tie the green hackle shoulder only 1/3 the length of the wing and other tie it 2/3 the length of the wing.  Just goes to show, there is more than one way to catch a fish!

I have three more Carrie Stevens patterns of the next three weeks, the Golden Witch, The Doctor Gray and The Lady Killer.  All fun patterns and all great examples of the wonderful streamers that Carrie Stevens is so well known for.  I also have one other “special” streamer later in December.  Not a Carrie Stevens but one in that style.  Keep an eye out for it.

Hook:                Mustad R79, #2 – #8 (9x Long Streamer Hook)
Thread:             Black Danville Flat Waxed Nylon, Black Danville 6/0
Tail:                   Red Hackle Fibers
Ribbing:            Danville Oval Tinsel, Silver #10
Body:                 Danville Mylar Tinsel, Silver, size 12
Belly:                 White Bucktail
Throat:              White Hackle Fibers
Underwing:       Peacock Herl
Wing:                 Four Light Blue Hackles
Shoulder:          Green Hackles
Cheeks:            Jungle Cock
Head:                Danville 6/0, Black

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As always, if you have any questions about this fly (or any other) you can leave a comment on Dressed Irons or any of the videos I have produced and I will help in anyway I can. Enjoy!

Remember….. It’s Fly tying….. If you’re not having fun, You’re Doin’ It Wrong.

4 thoughts on “Tying Video – Carrie Stevens Supervisor

  1. I have been a fan of feathering streamers for many years and love the simplistic elegance of the fly. I love to watch your instructional videos. You explain each element of the tying process wonderfully well and in a way that is easily understood. Thank you and I look forward to seeing more of your work. By the way, if you ever get to Central Florida Ocala, Orlando, etc. please send me an email. I’d love to get together and tie.

    • Larry,

      thank you for the feedback. Glad to know I am explaining things clear and concise. I am still working on my video skills as well as getting more comfortable in front of a camera. I taught (and still teach) fly tying classes at a local shop for 12 years and am very comfortable in that environment.

      I do get down to Orlando on occasion and would be glad to get together and tie some flies. Don’t know if you know it or not but there is a great fly shop right there in Orlando, Orlando Outfitters (https://orlandooutfitters.com/). The owner, T.J. Bettis has a long history with the shop I used to work at; FlyMasters of Indianapolis. Stop by and see him sometime.

      Thanks for subscribing.

      Ian Anderson

  2. Great flytying you explain every detail please keep up the good work.

    Question do you sell streamers
    Would love to buy a couple dozen.
    234 Lebanon road North Berwick Maine 03906

    • Daniel,

      typically I do not, I am not a production tier. However…. what streamers are you interested in? If I have some extras I would be glad to sell them to you.

      Thank you for the feedback, I am glad you like the video(s). Let me know if there is a particular fly you would like to see tied.

      Ian Anderson

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